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by Jackie Dale



Writers often worry about whether or not they will have enough material to write about. In the realm of animal rescue, that problem has yet to crop up. I think that unless something drastic is done, I will never be short of things to write about. I firmly believe that mandatory spay and neuter is the only answer to a problem that has spiraled wildly out of control. I really want to get a stack of our low-cost spay and neuter flyers and walk door-to-door handing them out here in Reedley. I am certain that most people in town are unaware that it is against the law in this town to allow an unaltered cat outdoors.

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by Jackie Dale




I was just relaxing in my chair for a few moments before heading out to teach my yoga class when I got a call from the packinghouse in Orange Cove where I had been conducting a TNR project. I was told that a kitten had been spotted lying under a tree. The woman who called me said she was told that the kitten had been in the same spot all day. Of course I went there immediately. As I approached the kitten lying motionless under the tree, I thought it was dead. Then it lifted its tiny head and meowed at me as if calling for help. I scooped up the poor thing at which point it began to cry piteously. I rushed it to my car and headed off to The Cat House on the Kings.

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by Jackie Dale



I was thrilled when my friend Melissa called to tell me that her adoption application at The Cat House had been approved. Melissa and her son, Jonathan, were anxious to find a purrfect kitty and arrived for their appointment promptly, carrier in hand. I was even happier when I found out they were in the market for an older kitty.

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by Jackie Dale



Our Spring Open House was blessed with wonderful weather and a fantastic turnout. Thanks to Tammy Barker and team of her relentlessly dedicated volunteers, the Cat House on the Kings made a very nice chunk of change and additionally, we received a ton of donated food and cleaning supplies. The silent auction brings in the bulk of the money and as always, the selection of items was amazing! There was some furious bidding when a trio of Coach purses were spotted, just sitting there, all nonchalant, on one of the last tables.

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by Jackie Dale



It is finally here! Next weekend is the Cat House on the Kings Spring Open House Fundraiser. Cat lovers from all over the U.S. and even Canada will converge on the 12-acre sanctuary on what promises to be a beautiful day. It will be a time for new friends to meet and for old friends to catch up. We truly hope that everyone will come out to support Lynea and the Cat House’s many residents. There will be lots of cats, kittens, and puppies looking for that “furever” home too.

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by Jackie Dale



Our Spring Open House Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday May 3. We are seeking donation of goods, services, gift cards, etc. for the silent auction. We really count on these fundraisers to help pay for the expenses here at the Cat House. Please consider donating something. Raffle tickets for another spectacular quilt are on sale now. You can view the quilt and details on how to buy tickets by going to the Facebook page or our website (www.cathouseonthekings.com)

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The Cat House on the Kings: Filming & Feline Exports

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings is very excited to have NBC Dateline coming to our facility on the 17th to film. They are filming a segment on animal rescues. We are thrilled to be included and will let you know as soon as we know when the segment will air.

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by Jackie Dale



As I mentioned in last month’s column, the Cat House was the beneficiary of a very large grant to provide low cost spays, neuters and vaccines. With assistance from the SNIP team, we are now partnering up with local vets in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties to provide these services to both cats and dogs. Normally the Cat House only does small dogs, but this money is allowing us to offer services to dogs of all sizes. Cats are a mere $15 and dogs are $30. Special pricing is available to caretakers of feral colonies.

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The Cat House on the Kings: Too Many Cats

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

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by Jackie Dale



Things at the Cat House on the Kings continue to hum along. One thing that is not humming so much is our adoption rate. Our Petco adoption center rates are good but we have so many cats and kittens at the Cat House, they can’t all go to Petco. The Cat House adoption rooms are full to the rafters with cats, kittens and a few dogs too. We really need more adopters to stop by the Cat House and check out the fantastic assortment of kitties we have to offer. A virtual smorgasbord of feline choices!

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings Open House Fundraiser was a spectacular success. Thanks to the hard work and expert planning of Tammy Barker, the event ran smoothly and lots of money was raised to help support the kitties at the Cat House. Karen Rae did a marvelous job with the auction tables. The auction is really the center point of our open houses; there are always so many wonderful items to bid on that it is hard to decide. You must also compete with a whole bunch of other people who want the same item.

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by Jackie Dale



This is my final opportunity to remind you that our fabulous Open House Fundraiser is next weekend, November 2. We are really excited and we hope that everyone will come and bring their friends and family. We start the party at 10 a.m. so don’t be late! You know you want to get there early and scope out the best goodies at the auction tables! Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets for prizes. Quilt raffle tickets will still be available also.

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by Jackie Dale



In case you somehow missed the announcement, I want to remind you that our big Holiday Open House fundraiser has been scheduled for November 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We only hold two fundraisers per year, so it is really important that everyone try and attend. Between our wide variety of vendors and the silent auction, you could really get a good jump-start on that Christmas shopping! Donations are being sought for the silent auction. Showcase your talent and advertise your business by a donation of goods or services. Think of it as a tax-deductible way to get your product into the public eye. We encourage you to look around and see what you might donate.

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